Offered by the University of Wisconsin in the spring, San Marcos (CA) Mission Hills quarterback Jack Tuttle had been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to visit a campus he always viewed and spoke highly of.
Having become one of the program’s top targets for 2018, the Badgers made sure to put all their top qualities on display.
“I had expectations going in, like anyone does, and they definitely exceeded my expectations,” Tuttle told BadgerNation. “It was amazing. Coaching staff was great.”
Tuttle’s two-day visit involved tours of the town, the campus, meeting with academic advisors at the business school (Tuttle’s desired major in college), Camp Randall Stadium and the revamped facilities for the student athletes.
“I wanted to see if I could see myself living there for four-or-five years,” Tuttle said. “Overall everything was amazing. The people were great. It was a real great place.”
Tuttle spent Tuesday by himself, developing a stronger relationship with receivers coach Ted Gilmore and quarterbacks coach Jon Budmayr, before being joined on Wednesday by Austin (TX) Lake Travis receiver Cade Green.
Having known each other since the third grade when they played on the same Pop Warner team in southern California, Green – who committed to the UW’s 2017 class in April - and Tuttle scheduled the trip together in order to get a chance to reconnect … and for Green to make an in-person sale’s pitch on the Badgers.
“He’s biased, so it was funny,” Tuttle said. “It was a real fun experience. Hanging out with Cade, we’re best friends no matter how far apart we are from each other. We still have that bond and stay in touch always. It was a really fun time on Wednesday and I really enjoyed it.”
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst wasn’t in town for Tuttle’s visit (he was out of town celebrating his anniversary) but made time to touch base with a phone call.
“He asked me questions about myself a little bit, but one of the things we talked about was San Diego,” Tuttle said. "He wanted to know what was going on and where the fun places are, stuff that develops a relationship between us. That’s what it’s all about.”
Holding double-digit offers, Tuttle previously visited Missouri and is heading to LSU for a camp and tour before heading home.
“My family really aren’t sure (when I’ll decide) but going on these visits this summer has given us a real good idea of what schools we really like, and what schools I can eventually go to,” Tuttle said. “The ideal commitment time is next spring for a lot of quarterbacks. It could happen earlier; I’m just not sure yet.”